In addition to standard keyboards, there are many different keyboards that are adapted for different purposes. Here are two examples.
Gaming. One of the most common custom keyboards today are those made specifically for gaming. Select this type of keyboard if you primarily want to play games.
Work from home. If you're primarily going to use the keyboard for your work, it may be worth investing in an ergonomic keyboard. These may look a little different, so it’s up to you to think about what suits your work situation. If you work with numbers, for example, a keyboard with a built-in numeric keypad can be invaluable.
Ergonomic keyboards. These often look a bit different, e.g. it's common for them to be slightly bent or arched, and they are designed to be used for a long time without causing pain or repetitive strain injuries.
A safe way to find out if you’ll be happy with your keyboard is to test out a couple in a physical store. How do the keys feel? Would you be willing to work on the keyboard for long periods?
Though a keyboard should feel good from the start, you should also expect it to take some time before you're completely comfortable with it. This is especially true if you have purchased a new keyboard for ergonomic purposes, as you will have to learn a new, ergonomic way of typing.
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